Babies and toddlers are actually a source of happiness and joy to a household, but they’re very vulnerable to accidents. They are at a phase in which they are able to walk around and explore, but they not truly aware of dangers around them. That’s the reason it’s the responsibility of their parents or perhaps guardians to be sure that the homes toddler and babies live in are actually child-friendly and safe. Here we are going to look into several of the common accident areas in the home and discuss how you are able to make them safer for your children.
The stairs are actually the first one you need to inspect. The risk of being careless when using stairs needs no explanation. Even adults easily get injured when they go up and down the stairs recklessly. And the injuries from stair-related accidents are usually serious. Allow me to share a number of ways to make stairs safer.
- Adding a slip-proof matting on individual steps
- Adding a soft rubber mat on the precise spot where the stair ends on the bottom to reduce injury
- Teaching kids stair safety
- Putting a non-slip grip on the stair handles
- Installing power outlet covers help a great deal in keeping your kid safe especially if the outlet isn’t used.
- Covering outlets with furniture so it’s tough to reach by kids
- Renovating the house to transfer outlets higher beyond the reach of kids
The risk in the bathroom is actually slipping. People have often become victims to the absence of friction caused by soapy wet tiles. Bathroom tiles are going to remain slippery and wet. Here is what you can do:
- Place anti-slip plastic or perhaps rubber mats on the bathroom floor
- Change the tiles with anti-slip tiles through renovation
- Add some soft cushion on the corners of the sink and rubber cushion on the toilet seat to stay away from injuries.
- Ensure that the soap is actually secured in the tray so that it doesn’t accidentally fall off and cause an accident.
The kitchen is actually the place in which you cook food, but it’s not the place for kids to be alone by themselves. Sadly, they do often come to the kitchen and play with whatever they are able to find there including knives, forks, and any other sharp objects.
- Ensure that the oven has kid safety features so they cannot open it and come inside.
- Secure knives in high places so kids cannot reach it.
- Cabinets, Shelves, Corners of Posts and tables
Kids like to explore because for them everything is actually new, an adventure, but the cabinets and shelves aren’t places for them to try to climb. Make sure the cabinets and shelves are actually safeguarded by the wall behind so they will not fall down in case a kid does climb up on them. The corners of chairs and tables as well should have cushions to protect the child in case he/she hit it with their head.
By child proofing your home, you are able to rest assured that the kids of yours are able to enjoy growing up without getting into accidents.
Thanks for reading!